A 30-year-old Canadian woman was among seven people killed in a terror attack that took place in London on Saturday night. Christine Archibald, originally from British Columbia, was struck when a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge. She was with her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson, who reportedly held Christine as she died.
Archibald and Ferguson had traveled to London from the Netherlands, where they moved after Ferguson secured a job there. Mark Ferguson, Tyler’s brother, told the CBC that the couple had been taking a nighttime walking tour when the attack occurred.
“[Ferguson] heard tires screeching and he looked back, and he just saw the mayhem going on and the van hitting people,” Mark told the CBC. “He tried CPR on her … first responders showed up right away and they tried to do everything they could for her. She passed in his arms.”
Prior to moving to Europe, Archibald had been working at Alpha House, a homeless shelter in Calgary, Alberta.
“She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected,” Archibald’s family said in a statement. “She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death. Please honor her by making your community a better place.
“Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you.”
Read more at the CBC.